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Shocking: IPOB Has Demanded The British And Nigeria President Buhari To Tell The World Why They Hate The Igbo's

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has
demanded that Britain and the President
Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government tell
the world why they harbour much hatred against

In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma
Powerful, the group frowned at the silence of
Britain over the killings of its members during the
solidarity rally in honour of United States, US,
President, Donald Trump in Port Harcourt, Rivers
State by security agents.

The pro-Biafra group wondered why Britain had
failed to prevail on the Buhari-led Federal
Government to obey the court orders and respect
the rule of law in Nigeria by releasing its leader,
Nnamdi Kanu and other of its members held in

IPOB, therefore, called on Britain to prevail on
Buhari to release Kanu and other political prisoners
which include, leader of the Islamic Movement of
Nigeria, IMN, Sheikh El-Zakzaki and former
National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki

The group, however, warned that failure to release
the above political prisoners, Nigeria will continue
to experience “slippery slide towards abyss.”
The statement reads in part, “Another example of
British bias is the events surrounding the illegal
detention of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and
their unwillingness to challenge the flagrant
disobedience to legally binding judicial

“We at IPOB are compelled to ask if Britain is not
aware that court after court of competent
jurisdiction in Abuja has ordered the release of
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu but the Buhari’s government
still refuses to obey the law.

“Britain has never held Buhari’s Government
accountable for the many breaches of court rulings
in Kanu’s case. The killing of unarmed members of
IPOB even during the solidarity rally in support of
American president Mr Donald J Trump on 20th
January 2017 in Igweocha (Port Harcourt) River
state did not draw a rebuke from the British
Government has not drawn any condemnation from

“It is unfortunate that Britain have steadfastly
refused to hold Muhammadu Buhari to the same
level of high standards expected of other heads of
governments around the world. Britain should
therefore prevail upon Buhari and his APC party to
obey the court orders and respect the rule of law in
the Nigeria they created. Detained IPOB members,
Sheikh El-Zakzaki, Dasuki and other political
detainees should be released immediately or else
Nigeria will continue the slippery slide towards the

“The British government should come out openly to
tell the whole world what the good people of Biafra
did to them since they amalgamated Nigeria to
warrant such wickedness. We Biafrans as a people,
were the first to assimilate British culture by
answering English names and adoption of
Christianity as the main religion, yet Britain is never
pleased with Biafra.

“Such overt expression of hatred by the civilised
British Government leaves much to be desired, if
we consider the media and public uproar that
greeted the news of the Tinamen Square massacre
and mass arrest of pro-democracy activists in

“Britain was also vocal in pointing out the human
rights limitations of the Guantanamo Bay detention
facility for Islamic terrorists. Why can’t Britain be
so equally vocal in condemning human rights
abuses when it comes to the issue of Biafra, or is
it because Biafrans are not Muslim.

“It is shocking that a First World country of the
stature of Britain have persistently refused to
openly condemn the frequent public slaughter of
countless innocent IPOB members by Nigerian


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